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Backed Vibes by Kevin MacLeod
Doctor Who soundtrack by Murray Gold
Little Red Wagon by Mikey Rothenberg
Descent by Sono Sanctus
Poverty Island by Sono Sanctus
We don't know his real name. We don't know who he was before he stole the TARDIS -- a spaceship/time machine that looks like a police box on the outside, but is really a cavernous ship on the inside. He's thousands of years old, but wears a different face every few years. He calls himself The Doctor, but Doctor who? In the first of my three part series, I look at how a restless intergalactic time traveller became a global pop culture icon, and why The Doctor's knack for physical regeneration resonates with fans on a more personal level.